Jones, Paul

Associate Professor

Paul Jones

Toxicology Centre
44 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5B3

Phone: (306) 966-5062


Academic Degrees

  • BSc(Hons) First Class Zoology, Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand

Current Teaching

  • TOX 843.3 - Environmental Chemodynamics
  • TOX 844.3 - Toxicology Techniques
  • ENVS 898 - Chemicals in the Environment
  • ENVS 823.3 -Chemicals in the Environment
  • ENVS 898 - Environmental Assessment and Negotiation

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • 2011-2012 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).  Fish Health and Contaminant Concentrations in the Slave River.
  • 2011-2012. Boreal Songbird Initiative.  Multi-scale health implications of the Athabasca oil sands for Aboriginal communities in Alberta and the Northwest territories. $280,000.
  • 2011-2014. CERC Global Water Security Institute ‘Exotic’ Chemical Contaminants in the South Saskatchewan River Basin. $300,000.
  • 2011-2013. Health Canada, National First Nations Environmental Contaminants Programme. “ In Land And Life: Cadmium and Health Implications for Indigenous Communities in Central Alberta. $154,000.
  • 2011-2014. CERC Global Water Security Institute. Paleolimnological Studies of Lake Diefenbaker. $149,728.


E. Higley, S. Grund, P. D. Jones, T. Schulze, T. B. Seiler, U. L. V. Varel, W. Brack, J. W+Âlz, H. Zielke, J. P. Giesy, H. Hollert, and M. Hecker. Endocrine disrupting, mutagenic, and teratogenic effects of Upper Danube River sediments using effect-directed analysis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry  2012.(In Press)

J. E. Naile, S. Wiseman, K. Bachtold, P. D. Jones, and J. P. Giesy. Transcriptional effects of perfluorinated compounds in rat hepatoma cells.Chemosphere 86 (3):270-277, 2012.

P. W. Bradley, Y. Wan, P. D. Jones, S. Wiseman, H. Chang, M. H. Lam, D. T. Long, and J. P. Giesy. PBDEs and methoxylated analogues in sediment cores from two Michigan, USA, inland lakes. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30 (6):1236-1242, 2011.

M. K. Driessnack, P. D. Jones, and M. G. Dubé. Altered egg size and selenium concentrations during and following exposure of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) to an industrial effluent. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 7 (3):504-506, 2011.

Cohen-Barnhouse, A. M., M. J. Zwiernik, J. E. Link, S. D. Fitzgerald, S. W. Kennedy, J. C. Hervé, P.D. Jones, J. P. Giesy, et al. 2011. Sensitivity of japanese quail (coturnix japonica), common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and white leghorn chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) embryos to in ovo exposure to TCDD, PeCDF, and TCDF. Toxicological Sciences 119, (1): 93-103.

Driessnack, M. K., M. G. Dubé, L. D. Rozon-Ramilo, P. D. Jones, C. I. E. Wiramanaden, and I. J. Pickering. 2011. The use of field-based mesocosm systems to assess the effects of uranium milling effluent on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) reproduction. Ecotoxicology: 1-16.

Jones, Paul D. Markus Hecker, Steve Wiseman and John P. Giesy (2011) Chapter 10.  Birds. In: Methods of Measuring the Hazards and Predicting the Risks of Endocrine Disrupters for Wildlife, P. Matthiessen Ed. IN PRESS.

He, Y., S. B. Wiseman, X. Zhang, M. Hecker, P. D. Jones, M. G. El-Din, J. W. Martin, and J. P. Giesy. 2010. Ozonation attenuates the steroidogenic disruptive effects of sediment free oil sands process water in the H295R cell line. Chemosphere 80, (5): 578-584.

Jernbro, S., P. S. Rocha, S. Keiter, D. Skutlarek, H. rber, P. D. Jones, J. P. Giesy, H. Hollert, and M. Engwall. Perfluorooctane sulfonate increases the genotoxicity of cyclophosphamide in the micronucleus assay with V79 cells. Further proof of alterations in cell membrane properties caused by PFOS. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 14 (2):85-87, 2007

Jordaan, I., R. Pieters, L. P. Quinn, J. P. Giesy, P. D. Jones, M. B. Murphy, and H. Bouwman. The contribution of dioxin-like compounds from platinum mining and processing samples. Minerals Engineering 20 (2):191-193, 2007.

Hecker, M., J. L. Newsted, M. B. Murphy, E. B. Higley, P. D. Jones, R. Wu, and J. P. Giesy. Human adrenocarcinoma (H295R) cells for rapid in vitro determination of effects on steroidogenesis: Hormone production. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 217 (1):114-124, 2006.

Zhang, X., R. M. Yu, P. D. Jones, G. K. Lam, J. L. Newsted, T. Gracia, M. Hecker, K. Hilscherova, T. Sanderson, R. S. Wu, and J. P. Giesy. Quantitative RT-PCR methods for evaluating toxicant-induced effects on steroidogenesis using the H295R cell line. Environ Sci Technol. 39 (8):2777-2785, 2005.

Hu, W., P. D. Jones, T. Celius, and J. P. Giesy. Identification and Characterization of Genes Responsive to PFOS Using Gene Expression Profiling. Anonymous. Anonymous.  Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 19:57-70, 2005.

Jones, P.D., J. L. Newsted, G. Henningsen, J. Slocomb, and J. P. Giesy. Distribution of PCDDs and PCDFs in Soils Collected from the Denver Front Range - Principal Components Analysis of Diffuse Dioxin Sources. Anonymous. Anonymous.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research 14(4):189-198, 2005.

Jones, P.D., W. Hu, W. De Coen, John L. Newsted, and J. P. Giesy. Binding of Perfluorinated Fatty Acids to Serum Proteins. Anonymous. Anonymous.  Environ.Toxicol.Chem. 22(11):2639-2649, 2003.

Hu, W., P. D. Jones, W. De Coen, L. King, P. Fraker, John L. Newsted, and J. P. Giesy. Alterations in Cell Membrane Properties Caused by Perfluorinated Compounds. Anonymous. Anonymous.  Comp.Biochem.Physiology 135:77-88, 2003.

Jones, P.D., W. M. De Coen, L. Tremblay, and J. P. Giesy. Vitellogenin as a biomarker for environmental estrogens. Water Science and Technology 42 (7-8):1-14, 2000.